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Perfect Peterson: The Best of the Pablo and Telarc Recordings

Oscar PetersonAudio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Disc 1:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. TenderlyThe Oscar Peterson Trio 4:56$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. How High The Moon (Live)The Oscar Peterson Trio 3:20$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. NuagesOscar Peterson 8:05Album Only
listen  4. Blues Etude (Live)Oscar Peterson 5:25$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. CaravanOscar Peterson 7:02Album Only
listen  6. I'm Getting Sentimental Over YouOscar Peterson 7:22Album Only
listen  7. SummertimeOscar Peterson 4:30$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. If I Were A BellOscar Peterson10:51Album Only
listen  9. (Back Home Again In) IndianaOscar Peterson 3:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)Count Basie 4:51$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Nigerian MarketplaceThe Oscar Peterson Big 4 7:15Album Only
listen12. On The TrailOscar Peterson 6:59$0.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Honeysuckle RoseOscar Peterson 8:53Album Only
listen  2. Kelly's BluesOscar Peterson12:12Album Only
listen  3. WheatlandOscar Peterson 8:58Album Only
listen  4. In A Mellow ToneOscar Peterson 4:53$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Tin Tin DeoOscar Peterson 5:48$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. NighttimeOscar Peterson 8:51Album Only
listen  7. Reunion BluesOscar Peterson 6:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Satin DollOscar Peterson 8:30Album Only
listen  9. Ja-DaOscar Peterson 7:30Album Only
listen10. Morning In NewfoundlandOscar Peterson 3:47$0.99  Buy MP3 

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One of the greatest jazz pianists of all time, Oscar Peterson (b. 1925) is also quite possibly the most prolific. Ever since 1950, Peterson has recorded an enormous amount of music, and he has consistently amazed listeners with his brilliant playing.

Born in Montreal, Canada, Peterson started having classical piano lessons when he was six and his musical abilities were obvious from ... Read more in Amazon's Oscar Peterson Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 23, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Pablo
  • ASIN: B000KHX6C2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,707 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

For the first time, here's a 2-CD set with the Pablo and Telarc essentials by this 88-key colossus. Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Carter, Stephane Grappelli and many other heavies join Oscar; you'll hear the CD debut of his (Back Home Again in) Indiana solo piece plus Tenderly; Caravan; On the Trail; Summertime; In a Mellow Tone; Satin Doll; Blues Etude; Ja-Da , and more.

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43 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect -- in every way! February 23, 2007
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When jazz fans yet unborn debate questions like, "Who was the greatest jazz pianist, Bill Evans or Oscar Peterson?" I believe the contents of this CD will be offered as Exhibit A in making the case for Peterson.


In May 1993, Oscar Peterson was dazzling the paying customers at New York City's "Blue Note" when he suffered a stroke. In the aftermath, it looked to be a career-ending disability -- the dexterity of Oscar's legendary, left hand had vanished.

But ten years later (in his mid-seventies) the pianist/composer was on tour again seemingly "good as new" - and wowing audiences in places like Japan. The night he performed in Osaka (a city with nearly the population of Canada,) my youngest son "Ben" (then teaching English and falling in love with his future bride) was in the audience, watching in starry-eyed wonder!

Ben had longed to see Oscar "live" (and was envious of his parents, who'd witnessed Oscar `alone together,' 20 years earlier, with guitar legend Joe Pass).

So . . . having been denied the pleasure of seeing his musical hero "in person" here in Canada, Ben was beside himself with joy -- as he described the concert by phone 12,000 miles away, next day. "I was the only `westerner,' in a sea of Japanese faces," he said, "and almost the first thing he played was WHEATLAND!!! I think he looked my way and smiled, as he introduced it!"

Well, Ben will be enthralled with the 9 minute "Wheatland" included here - the finest "live" rendition of this musical portrait of Canada's Midwest, featuring Oscar's best-ever trio alumni -- Herb Ellis on guitar; Ray Brown - bass, and Bobby Durham -- drums .
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The man was a beast of the piano June 3, 2012
Format:Audio CD
I play piano professionally, and I'm pretty good. But Oscar was just an animal. He played fast because he could, not to show off. Jazz is cluttered with players who just fire off plenty of notes with no meaning, but not this man. Of course he carried on Art Tatum's style, which is miles above me. I don't know of anyone who plays in this style anywhere near this level. I wish I could have seen him live.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The piano man October 21, 2013
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Another classic performer. Amazing speed on the keyboard however I could have done without all the violin sounds and simply enjoyed more of Peterson.
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3.0 out of 5 stars ok August 12, 2013
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I was suprised that the sound quality was really not that great at all. Not one of his best efforts. Still he is awsome.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Careful with Ipod Loads May 26, 2013
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One disk loads up on your Ipod without titles, only Track and Number. If this doesn't matter to you, then OK.
The music is still fantastic and the Telarc recordings are as usual, rich and full.
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